Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Caramel

There probably have been thousands of ideas in the history of ideas that have looked good on paper, but in the end never really turned out to be very good. For example, dnL, Cowboy Troy, and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.

Oh wait, I’m sorry. All of those things pretty much also sucked on paper. But you get the idea.

Now we can add the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Caramel to the list. Usually, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have the ability to make women orgasm more quickly than any man (Or woman. Or vibrating object. Or picture of Brad Pitt.) could.

However, after eating a couple packs of this new Reese’s variation, I can safely say that women will not orgasm after eating it, because the caramel is apparently a culinary cock block.

I really like caramel. I like them on apples. I like them in Twix. I like Eva Longoria.

But the caramel in the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Caramel seemed to overpower the flavor of the peanut butter.

It’s kind of like how Star Jones sometimes overpowers the rest women on The View, not only because she’s loud and obnoxious, but also because I think the other women are afraid to say anything because Star might eat them.

There’s a reason why Barbara Walters doesn’t sit next to her, and that reason is…Appetizer.

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Caramel were good, but the caramel made the peanut butter cups a little too sweet for my tastes. It also made the peanut butter cups is a little too unstable for my tastes.

With normal Reese’s, the top and bottom are pretty firm when you pinch them. However, because the caramel, which is underneath the peanut butter, has more of a liquid consistency than peanut butter, the chocolate at bottom of each peanut butter cup is kind of soft, which could easily crack, cause a gooey caramel-ly mess, and make you more edible for Star Jones.


Item: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Caramel
Purchase Price: 53 cents
Rating: 3 out of 5
Pros: Good, but not as good as the original. Eva Longoria. Caramel apples.
Cons: Star Jones. Caramel dominated the peanut butter flavor, making it a little too sweet. Caramel on the bottom makes the peanut butter cup less stable. Using the word “because” three times in a sentence. Star Jones when she’s hungry.

28 thoughts on “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Caramel

  1. I’m disappointed because it really DOES sound like a good idea. Oh well. You’ve saved me 53 cents, I guess, because now whenever I see those at the store I will think of Star Jones. *shudder*

  2. I’m pretty intrigued by this from your review. I’m not a huge fan of Reese’s peanut butter cups overall thought….but…SUGAR! Mmm! (rubs belly) Actually, as much as I like sugar, one problem I have is that the original peanut butter cups taste too sweet to me. Would these be better if you stuck em in the fridge?

  3. What I want to know is: what was wrong with the original Reese’s? Why do they continually make changes? There was the white chocolate, inside out, chocolate lover’s, peanut butter lover’s — all these different variations that just can’t beat the original. I think the only thing I liked better than the original was when they did the crunchy version in the 80s, but that’s only because I prefer crunchy peaunut butter. They need to stop before this gets out of hand. What’s next? Reese’s without the chocolate and peanut butter? And if they really want to turn us off of them completely, they’ll come out with the Star Jones Reese’s – it eats you before you eat it. STOP THE INSANITY!!!!!

  4. While I am a carmel aficianado, my favorite way to eat Reese’s is chilled, even chlled in the freezer. Caramel doesn’t do well chilled. Another failed experiment from the candy company. They certainly do seem to be trying lots of new candy bars these days.

  5. a chilled reese’s cup? how intreeeguing

    anyway, nice reporting, marvo! i mean, the thing’s hardly been out, what, a week? and you are already ON it, and without even a superT in your hood. i commend you, i hi-5 you

  6. I think that the other commenters have a great idea — chilling these. I LOVE Reese’s regular plain peanut butter cups (yumyumyum), and I especially love them frozen. I always try to find little spots in the freezer to stash them, but my husband finds my Reese’s stash and eats them. (“What? Those were your Reese’s cups? I had no idea!”) Perhaps I could deploy some of these as a decoy. He likes caramel (blech! too sticky sweet for me). Of course, I should just hide plain Reese’s cups behind my large stash of coffee flavored Kit Kats (he didn’t like those, freak).

    I bet Star Jones would eat Cowboy Troy. He seems nice enough, but I swear “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me” makes my ears bleed everytime it comes on CMT.

  7. The caramel overpowers the peanut buttery goodness?

    That’s just WRONG.

    Nothing should EVER overpower the taste of peanut butter goodliness. Not even the chocolate in a Reese’s.

  8. Mmmmmmmmmmm caramel!

    Dulce de leche anything!
    Milky Ways!
    Rolos!
    Caramellos!
    Caramel Nips!

    But, Marvo, like you i must agree… stay OUT of my peanut butter!

    P.S. I’m diggin’ the fact that 3 out of your last 4 reviews feature chocolate…

  9. Marvo,

    You are so right! The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is orgasmic! So when are you going to review the peanut butter kisses – like little mini orgasms!!! Oh wait I have said to much!!!

  10. Yes, peanut butter good. Chocolate good. Together? More than twice as good! However, I always remember the Newsradio moment with Dave’s suggestion box and someone put in a card reading “You got peanut butter in my chocolate. You got chocolate in my peanut butter. Together, they taste like crap.” Deadpan funny, but I like me my Reese’s. I found the Inside Out cups to be too sweet, as there was more chocolate than PB, and the PB on the outside had to be glazed to hold together.

  11. I liked dnL. I mistakenly grabbed it one day thinking that the label was on upside down. Tasted kinda like Mountain Dew but not nearly as cloying.

    I don’t think I would like caramel and peanut butter together either. There are just some flavor combinations that should be left alone. Plus the peanut butter in Reeses PB Cups is nasty.

  12. Mir – You know what else reminds me of Star Jones? For some reason…Ham.

    Robyn – I have learned that most chocolate thingamagigs taste better if you stick them in the fridge. I stuck a pack in the fridge, but it didn’t make them much better, but it did make it harder for the gooey caramel to ooze out.

    Pel – You know what they say, “Variety is the spice of life and the missionary position gets old really quick.”

    Chuck – Surprisingly, this wasn’t a “limited edition” Reese’s, but I expect it to be limited soon.

    TG – Heck, I’m surprised that the Superstore-Behemoth-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named actually had it. They also had the Strawberries ‘n Cream Hershey’s Bar.

    Amber LB – He doesn’t like Coffee Kit Kat!!! Blasphemous!!! Those totally rocked my world. Unfortunately, I can’t find them anywhere.

  13. Toni – I tried to overpower the caramel by adding more peanut butter, but it just wasn’t the same.

    Karen – Mmmm…Rolos. Holy chocolate craziness! I have done quite a few chocolate reviews recently. I think I need more condom reviews now.

    rfduck – You know what? I say you should try them. Because one of these days you are your friends are going to have a conversation about foods you’ve eaten in the past. Things like Crystal Pepsi will pop up, but if you try these, you can trump everyone and say you had Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with Caramel. Yahtzee!

    Sasha_Kitty – Those Peanut Butter Kisses have been hard to find. It’s like trying to find Waldo. I’ll look at the candy shelf and I think I see them, but it’s cherry-filled Kisses. Then I’ll look again, but it’s Kisses with caramel. However, someone is sending me some to review. Sweet!

    klew – Aaah, Newsradio…A show I didn’t watch much of. But I do miss Dave Foley.

    random – It maybe nasty, but it’s nasty good. I think it’s the crack that makes it nasty good and addicting.

  14. I would be willing to give these a go since I dig caramel. But it sorta seems like what you said: that the caramel would make the cups a slightly unstable mutation.

  15. that just sounds nasty. glad to hear im not missing anything but a mess, cause im prone to making a mess with the regular ones so im sure it would be a crisis if i had these.

  16. See,, I just don’t like anyone messing around with the Original Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup,,, even if it’s the company that makes them.

    Boo,, bahhh,,, humbug! Leave the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup alone,, it’s perfect just the way it is!

  17. why must they mess with a good thing…those money hungry asses…unfortunately through the whole review all i could think of was star jones devouring her weight in caramel reeses peanut butter cups and then having her husband lick the excess stuff from her chin off.

  18. i know, i know, long time no comment. but i just had to say, i laughed out loud at “the caramel is apparently a culinary cock block”

    happy holidays!

  19. Bryan – Yes, they definitely do make a slightly unstable mutation. Kind of like, a baby with Julia Roberts’ teeth and Angelina Jolie’s lips.

    cybele – I like the crumbliness of the peanut butter too. That definitely separates the Reese’s from generic peanut butter cups.

    Laina – If you do try them, I’d suggest eating them over the sink.

    Toni – I’d suggest Target, but they’ve been really hard to find.

    MAC Dodge – I say it like I would Gar-ga-mel. Ca-ra-mel.

    Tara – If you don’t want anyone to be messing around with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, I’d suggest you call Reese’s and say, “I hear to be messin’ with my man Reese’s. Don’t me messin’ wit him. Cause if you do, I’m goin’ be all up in your face, bitch. Oh, don’t you be actin’ like you’re better than me. Cause you ain’t. Don’t let me catch you messing with him again. Or else it’s on.”

    Nicki – That was a horrible visual you stuck in my head. I think I’m going to be sick.

    Megan – Hi there, Megan! That caramel thing is just the truth. Happy holidays!

  20. I think these guys at Reese’s know they have a good standard product, but they think they can bring a few more into the fan club with a variation or two.

    This one doesn’t do it for me and your review makes me less likely to try it. They must’ve had somebody who liked the concept in taste tests.

  21. These things rule. My dentists had a candy distributor hook up and I got a couple. It sounds strange but they are tasty little nuggets!

  22. Kelly Ritchey – It must’ve been the same people who thought the Triple Whopper was a good idea.

    mIKO – Wait? Your dentist has a candy distributor hook up? I smell something fishy going on. You get candy from your dentist. You get cavity from the candy from your dentist. You go to dentist who gave you candy that gave you a cavity. You give dentist cash to get rid of cavity. Sounds like a vicious cycle to me.

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